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If you're in Sasebo, you need to visit Hirado

The exotic look created by traditional Japanese homes shadowed by gothic-style cathedrals and a Dutch Trading Post with stone port facilities,...

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

MATSUMOTO: More than an elegant castle town

Located in the central basin of mainland of Japan, the elegant castle city of Matsumoto is surrounded by beautiful plateaus and the towering...
Photo by Nano Betts

Tokyo’s beautiful foliage: A look at 5 Japanese gardens

Foliage is in pick season in Tokyo right now and it would have been a pity not to feature this gorgeous sighting!

Tokyo is home to countless...

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How to create a captivating travel journal

Recording trips these days are often done through a smartphone. Your plane ticket, maps, pictures, down to your itineraries are kept in digital...
Photos by David Krigbaum

Meiji-mura: A victorian village in Japan

It was a period of rapid change. Men and women walked in kimono and the latest haikara (high-collar) Western fashions on noisy streets of horses...
Photo by Norio Muroi

Tokyo expo to feature vintage, latest in bicycles Nov. 9-11

Cycle Mode International 2018 is slated for Nov. 9-11, highlighting the popularity of cycling in Tokyo as an economic, healthy and ecofriendly way...

Exploring Japan easy with PASMO and SUICA cards!

When traveling within mainland Japan, the two most common transportation cards are PASMO and SUICA. Both cards allow you to use most of the...
Photos courtesy of Trazy.com

What to expect at Chiang Mai lantern festival 2018

Thailand is famous for its unique and vibrant festivals, and most Thai festivities are rooted in the traditions and beliefs of the ancient Thai...
Photos by Takiguchi Takahiro

My FAVES: Day trippin' in Japan

The Land of Rising Sun is home to many amazing tourist attractions. You may have been told to visit Kyoto and Nara, or an MWR tour may already...
Photos by Sarah Hodge

Kamakura more than just a great Buddha

A convenient 20-minute train ride from Yokosuka or approximately one hour from Tokyo Station, Kamakura is a fantastic choice for a day trip that...
Photos by Sarah Hodge

Kyoto, off the beaten path

Kyoto, Japan’s imperial capital for more than a millennium, offers a wealth of picturesque temples, museums, and gardens, but with millions of...
Photos by Nano Betts

Kyoto offers plenty of places for your fall-viewing pleasure

With shorter days and crisper air – plus all the seasonal produce like mushrooms, chestnut and sweet potato filling up the shelves – I feel sad...

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